Comme des garcons hits It out season after season. This discreet Japanese label, run by conceptual fashion guru Rei kawakubo, carries the pack and has been called the 'secret leader' of the fashion world.
For Fall, Rei did a collection based on what she described as 'inner decoration', the only explanation she gave for her show. The clothing, with this concept, can be interpreted so many ways. With it, Kawakubo brought new jackets, vintage plaids, and stunning white dresses that were all crunched together by bursting bumps and bulges. The oddly stuffed layers resembled a '90's Comme collection 'lumps and bumps', Where strange lumps symbolized the weight of one's personal belonging. But I doubt Rei would pull the same thing twice, unless that was exactly the point. This time around though, shoes were torn apart and finale dresses had snowy layers of white foam popping out of creases. This might have been to give a feeling of dishevelment, or claim perverted feminine territory. It is, as always, up to us to decide. That is what makes Comme des Garcons so undeniably weird, yet masterfully beautiful.
^^^ * These gold sneakers will be mine.
(All photos courtesy of Style.com)